Club Drugs - Facts and FiguresThis section provides the latest information and statistics.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducts an annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The survey interviews approximately 67,500 persons each year and covers residents in households, non-institutional group quarters (e.g., shelters, rooming/boarding houses, college dormitories, migratory workers' camps, halfway houses), and civilians living on military bases. Findings from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2011) include:
- An estimated 695,000 individuals aged 12 or older were current (past month) users of ecstasy, representing 0.3% of the population.
- There were an estimated 353,000 current users of methamphetamine, aged 12 or older, representing 0.1% of the population.
- Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Monitoring the Future program at the University of Michigan conducts annual anonymous written surveys of nationally representative samples of students in public and private secondary schools throughout the coterminous United States. Approximately 46,500 students in nearly 400 secondary schools participated in the 2010 Monitoring the Future survey. Results from the 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey(2011) include:
- Among high school seniors surveyed in 2010, 4.5% used MDMA, 1.0% used meth, 1.4% used GHB, 1.6% used ketamine, and 1.5% used Rohypnol within the year prior to being surveyed.
- Approximately 3.3% of 8th graders, 6.4% of 10th graders, and 7.3% of 12th graders reported lifetime use of MDMA. Also, 1.8% of 8th graders, 2.5% of 10th graders, and 2.3% of 12th graders reported lifetime use of methamphetamine.
- Approximately 36.4% of 12th graders, 25.7% of 10th graders, and 12.9% of 8th graders reported that MDMA was "fairly easy" or "very easy" to obtain.
- In 2003, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) implemented a "new" Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), which provides data from a review of emergency department (ED) medical records for every patient treated in participating EDs nationwide. Estimates from the Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2008: National Estimates of Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits (2011) are based on data submitted by 231 hospitals and apply to the entire United States. Findings from the ED record reviews during 2008 include:
- 993,379 total drug-related ED visits
- 66,308 of the drug-related ED visits involved methamphetamine
- 17,865 involved MDMA
- 1,441 involved GHB
- 344 involved ketamine
- According to National Seizure System (NSS) data as of July 7, 2011 presented in the National Drug Intelligence Center's National Drug Threat Assessment 2011 (2011):
- "The number of reported domestic methamphetamine laboratory seizures in 2010 (6,768) represents a 12 percent increase over the total number of methamphetamine laboratories seized in 2009 (6,032)."
- "Eleven (11) MDMA laboratories were seized in the United States in 2009; none were seized in 2008."
- Additional NSS data from the National Drug Threat Assessment 2011 (National Drug Intelligence Center 2011) show that:
- 6,601 kilograms of methamphetamine were seized in the United States during full year 2009. Data from January 1 - November 5, 2010, indicate the seizure of 8,699 kilograms in the U.S.
- 2,479 kilograms of MDMA were seized in the United States during full year 2009. Data from January 1 - November 5, 2010, indicate the seizure of 2,124 kilograms in the U.S.